Small museums increasing their resources
|Launceston Mechanics' Institute,1861. Photographer, William Cawston|
The Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection program provides smaller community collections and museums $1 000 to purchase assets to assist in the preservation or presentation of their collection.
In 2015, three small museums and collections will receive funding through the program.
The funds for this program were generously donated to Arts Tasmania by former Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board member, and past chair of the Small Museums and Collections Panel, Mrs Lynne Stacpoole.
Most small museums in Tasmania are volunteer run, and can find it difficult to secure funds for capital items. Arts Tasmania’s principal support program for these collections, the Small Museums and Collections program, excludes capital items.
Recipients of the 2015 Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection program are:
• Ulverstone History Museum, which is administered by the Central Coast Council. This museum will receive $1 000 towards the purchase of a data projector, which will assist in sharing images from its collection with the public.
• The Launceston Tramway Museum. This museum will receive $1 000 towards the purchase of blinds to protect its collection from light damage.
• Friends of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute. This organisation will use their grant of $1 000 towards the purchase of an upright glass display cabinet, to allow them to show more objects from their collection to the public.
Thursday, 19 December 2014